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The only chordophone found in the Akan area, sikasankuo consists of a pair of seperewa (lutes) wrapped in gold leaf. Together with sikakua, they are two musical instruments that form part of the regalia items associated with the Gold Stool. Both instruments were played by Ɔpemsoɔ Osei Tutu who, it is believed, still enjoys the music when his spirit enters abɛnwa. There are six strings on each instrument.